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Model S (Performance edition) 1/4 mile time

Discussion in 'Model S' started by William3, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. AnOutsider

    AnOutsider S532 # XS27

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  2. spatterso911

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    I have been a follower of the M5 for the past 20 years (and owned 3 versions - E34, E39, and E60). The official 1/4 mile time for the E60 (last version) is 12.6 sec, and the latest 1/4 times for the TTM5 is 11.9 sec. @ 120 mph. There isn't really a comparison because with the previous model, the power band is immense at high speed, but the low end torque is rather paltry for a car of that magnitude. This was "fixed" with the twin turbo architecture, with incredible torque at low speed but with a sacrifice of some top end and potential heat sink problems. The benefits, though, are incredible 1/4 mile times and 0-60 times (3.7 sec). I'd bet that any person within a short time frame could consistently get 4.0 sec 0-60 launches in that car, but the $20K premium is what is really the issue between an M5 and the Model S. Add in a 17 mpg average, despite what the reviews say. I routinely see only about 14.5 mpg in mine in mixed driving.
     
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    M5 did not exist in the US between 2004 and 2005.5

    It shifted from the E39 to the E60. 1996 - 1999 also was a period of no M5's.
     
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    Official Tesla Website posting of the 1/4 mile time for Model S performance: 12.6 seconds and 0-60 mph in 4.4 seconds

    The Standard Model S with the 85 kWh pack 1/4 mile in 13.7 seconds and 0-60 in 5.6 seconds.

    Posted under the Model S options & pricing section at the Tesla motors website.
     
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    Holy crap, OP was spot on with the time, just wrong model.
     
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    Amazing prognostication! I'm very excited about the quarter mile time, which means that the power is sustainable and the 30-50 mph time should be neck snappingly fast.
     
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    #67 Discoducky, Jun 22, 2012
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    Coupled with the low CoG and weight distribution it will really give the M5 a run for it's money on the track :cool:
     
  8. richkae

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    As long as you find a track with short straights so that you dont go much faster than 125mph on any of them - it would be a very exciting race.
     
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    Kind of scary that it'll take months for the 40kWh & 60kWh versions to travel a 1/4 mile!

    Screen shot 2012-06-22 at 2.42.36 PM.png

    Performance model is about same as Roadster 1/4 mile, btw, so the motor must have more "legs" at higher rpms.
     
  10. Lyon

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    What that tells me is that passing on the freeway should be a snap!
     
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    what??

    can I buy someone a beer?
     

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